Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Education

Location: London | Remote working

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 31/05/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: c. £56,000 per annum


Allen Lane is delighted to be assisting the Institute of Cancer Research with the recruitment of a Head of Financial Planning and Analysis on a permanent basis. The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years.

The ICR are a college of the University of London, came top in the league table of university research quality compiled from the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) and has more than 1000 staff and postgraduate students across three sites – in Chelsea and Sutton.

The Head of Financial Planning and Analysis will play a pivotal role in leading the Institute’s financial planning and analysis function. The key duties of this role will include:

  • Support and drive the performance of the Financial Planning & Analysis (FPA) function, with responsibility for a team of five people.
  • To lead and coordinate the multiyear financial planning and forecasting processes, ensuring a financially sustainable institution that delivers the research, learning, teaching and operational outcomes reflective of the ambition set down in the strategic plan.
  • To develop and prepare timely management information and finance papers for business units, Executive Board, Trustees and other formal committees.
  • Driving enhancements in business intelligence and strategic decision-making tools for stakeholders across the organization to further partnership working and optimise financial performance.
  • Lead the ICR’s annual budgetary process and the 10-year financial planning process in accordance with timelines to achieve approval by the Executive Board and Board of Trustees.
  • Lead on developing and improving the finance business partnering model for the ICR, to enhance the quality of service and investment decision-making.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified Accountant with significant experience in finance business partnering and Financial Planning and Analysis. Team management experience is highly desirable however candidates acting in a Senior Finance Business Partnering role looking to make their first move into a Head of role will also be considered. Experience of dealing with senior stakeholders is essential.

In return ICR offer a hybrid working arrangement as well as generous holiday and pension entitlement.

This role will close on the 19th June.

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